Saturday, November 09, 2002

The latest in academic circles - Buffy Studies... Yes, this is somewhat old news to those of us sad, grown adults hooked on teen supernatural dramas who heard rumblings about this earlier in the year - but the convention does sound like your typical tweed and meade drinking crowd. Here's a highlight of some of the program:
Jowett: Drusilla: Disruptive Monster, Dark Goddess, Daddy’s Girl.
C. Walmsley: Good Girls Go To Hell – The ‘Other’ Willow
P. Aloi: Leaves of Dark Willow: Beyond the Metaphor of Magical Addiction
E. Rambo: Yeats’s Entropic Gyre and Season Six of BtVS
S. Abbott: Walking a fine line between Angel and Angelus
M. Money: Pylea: A Fairytale for the Buffyverse
J.Hodson: "You made a wish to someone you’ve never seen before?": the dangerous power of speech acts in BtVS
L. Hills: Blood sausage, bangers, and mash: British English and Britishness in ‘BtVS’
A. Jenkins / S.Stuart: Extending Your Mind: The Role Of Non-Standard Perlocutionary Acts In Buffy
L.C.Patton: Horror, Hope and Heroes: Practical Theology in BtVS
J. South: ‘They show up, they scare us, I beat them up, and they leave’: the Dialectic of Self-Knowledge in BtVS
Pathologizing Marginality: Sickness, Limnality, and Otherness in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
C. Wardell: Taking the Initiative: Science and Agency in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
S. Beeler: Overloading the Operator: Computers, Sex and Magic
B.Jacob: Los Angelus: The City of Angel
C.Thomson: She Who Hangs Out in Graveyards (and Libraries): A Heterotopology of Sunnydale
Wouldn't that be a conference worth attending?? For more PoMo-Textual fun, you can view it at Slayage - the online Journal for Buffy Studies... I don't know what these folks are going to do when the poor series goes off the air next year...

Friday, November 08, 2002

Sorry for the photo yesterday -- it was quite scary, i agree - but then again, so will the next few GOP-dominated years. Speaking of gruesome photo's, I've got one last gasp from the Halloween party. Actually, these photo's here that Greg's little haunted house photo station took are probably infinitely better and get almost everyone and their costume...

That's me and Will (the Drunken Librador) makin satan hands in Greg's haunted house. Ooooh spooky! Ok - I'll stop milking these photo's. Have image hosting - will go nutty with it...
In any case - I want to give a shout out to my girl P who celebrates her birdy this week!!

Happy Birthday, P!!!

I [heart] you!!!

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Heh heh heh. You's all my bitches now!!!
Aaah... Nooo!!! Help!!!

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

So - did you vote today? I did. And not abseentee ballot either. I chose to go vote at my precinct. It was an outpouring of humanity and celebration of the human spirit - "Where'd my pens go?!" cried out some bifocaled League of Women Voter assisting the masses... A man with mutton chop sideburns to the floor helped me get signed in. Whenever I vote - it seems like I am voting for the first time. I am usually overdressed (because it's in either November or June), and I stand at those booths sweating like a stuck pig. I choose my votes with care, doing some preliminary crash course look at the pamphlet roughly an hour before (I try to be informed) - or sometimes if the names impress me... Vote baby! Vote! (Or you'll get a spanky!)
In any case - When you get a minute - you should bookmark the soon to be site for greatest film production company ever: Powerful Pussycat Productions!

Sunday, November 03, 2002

Awww, crap. Image hosting is hosed at the moment, or maybe just with the image I was posting yesterday. It was a lovely still shot from "Far From Heaven" feat. the lovely Julianne Moore and lovely Dennis Haysbert walking amid a lovely fall day. Guess that will teach me to name-drop in my posts. Oh sigh.
In any case, today is mundaneday, the mundane preMunday before i get more mundane and morose tomorrow. Doing laundry... fighting a cold, possible vampire flu I caught on halloween. Speaking of silly goth obsessions - took some more still bw video shots yesterday that I want to work in the nav bar, but i fear this looks too, uhhh, "David Copperfield"...

You are under my spell.... I know. Ridiculous. but I adore the effect... It's incredible what you can do with video these days. The more it get's to imitate film (which was all about manipulating the medium)... the more we're enabling a ready army of auteurs.
Speaking of - I am wanting to do a film project of bad exploitation drug-scare films. If anyone in the vicinity is interested, let me know!!